We gather together to amplify our understanding of hip hop as a form of Black Feminist Sonic World-Making.
akua naru, Azmera Hammouri-Davis, and Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo (aka SAMMUS), members of the global Black womxn-led KEEPERS collective (8 countries and counting!), will speak on their creation of the FIRST comprehensive digital archive to focus on the artistic work of womxn and girls throughout 5 decades of Hip Hop music and culture. Dr. Jennifer Lynn Stoever joins the conversation by sharing archival and oral history research from the “Living Room Revolutions ”project on the vital but often unacknowledged role of Black and Latinx women in bringing hip hop into being in 1970s, particularly the way their record collections and home music selecting practices sounded new ways of being in the world for themselves and their families. Producer and beatmaker SAMMUS, will talk about her sound work and perform a short set that vibrates us all higher and farther on into space, helping us to imagine new futures.
This event will be held online. To attend virtually via Zoom, please register here.
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Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto